All one needs to do is to spend a few moments observing AOC – in happenings such as last week’s fake handcuff incident, for example – to understand that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez cares about herself, and little else. She’s as narcissistic and attention-seeking as any politician in America, and that is indeed a bold statement. What we must consider now is this: With these attacks by Jessica Ramos, are Democrats finally starting to see what the rest of us have known for years?
On Wednesday, she joined several other congressional clowns to participate in a pro-abortion rally in Washington D.C. before being arrested for “Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding” by Capitol Police. As she was being led away by the cops, she put her hands behind her back as if she was handcuffed. But she clearly wasn’t because only moments after beginning her walk with the officer, she raised her right hand to wave to the crowd before quickly putting it back in place again.
The Democrats also benefitted. It turns out that the executives of those mega-stores donate predominantly to the Democrats. It’s part of their partnership (see crony capitalism definition above). In the 2016 and 2018 election cycles, 93% of Costco employee (mostly executives) donations went to Democrats. In 2012, the CEO of Costco even spoke at the Democrat National Convention.
One might be tempted to respond immediately that AOC has it backwards, that, in fact, capitalism is about freedom and socialism is about dictatorship. However, it is worth examining closely the precise words in which current socialists like AOC express their grandiose visions. For, AOC actually does not say that capitalism is a greedy irredeemable system. What she says is that capitalism is a greedy irredeemable system to her.